Baasit Siddiqui is the managing director of Siddiqui Education Ltd. He has combined his ten years teaching experiences with his unique journey and television connections as one of the “Siddiqui’s” on the BAFTA and NTA winning television show “Gogglebox”, to educate, motivate and build aspirations of disadvantaged school children across the nation.
As a former head of department and having witnessed the changes and challenges facing state schools over the last decade, Baasit is committed to give students a unique and inspiring education. An education which helps develop a whole host of transferable skills which can be used to support students as they progress through their educational and employability journey.
Throughout his time being an educator, entertainer and entrepreneur, Baasit has developed his skill set and built a strong foundation of support from collaborators equally as committed in supporting disadvantaged students. He has also developed his strategies for supporting these students to get the best out of them. Baasit is keen to celebrate these strategies, but also the creative work being done by students across the nation and the businesses and institutions working hard to support the nation’s children who need it most.
One of the main workshops that Baasit delivers across the nation is “Let’s Pitch It”. The aim of the workshop is to engage disadvantaged students in building their collaborative, communication, research, digital and presentation skills to research plan and pitch an idea for a new television show.
“Let’s Pitch It”, is a national competition with content used within the scheme of work which has been created based on advice from television executives with over thirty years of experience in the television industry. These executives have also kindly lent their time as judges of the best show concepts. The winning team will be invited to London to see how shows like “Gogglebox” are created as well as a whole of prizes for the students and their school.